Two EvergreenHealth providers were recently honored by the Home Care Association of Washington for delivering extraordinary home health care to patients in 2016.
Mahasti Rolax and Sarah McGuire received their respective accolades at the HCAW Annual Awards luncheon.
Rolax was awarded Home Health Aide of the Year and McGuire received the honor of Home Care Manager of the Year. Both were selected out of hundreds of providers in Washington’s home health industry, who care for patients in their homes with the goal of helping them achieve as much independence as possible.
“These awards from the Home Care Association of Washington provide an opportunity to recognize the important role that home health services play in caring for our community,” said Bob Malte, CEO of EvergreenHealth, in a press release. “Providers like Mahasti and Sarah enrich patients’ lives on a daily basis, and they represent the outstanding care that EvergreenHealth’s 240 Home Health clinical and support staff members provide our community every day and night.”
Rolax helps patients gain independence while recovering from an injury or illness, or while managing a chronic condition. According to the release, her colleagues said she exhibits a genuine love for her work that is noticed by patients, who praise her for her constant compassion. Rolax also communicates with case managers on new observations she notices in her patients and recognizes the subtlest changes can impact their care, the release states.
McGuire was nominated for the award by her peers for the passion and enthusiasm she brings to her management role, in which she supervises a diverse team of clinicians overseeing patients from Shoreline to West Seattle. Colleagues admire McGuire’s level-headed approach and ability to offer supportive, engaging feedback, the release states. Additionally, she has nurtured a culture of trust within her team, which contributes to a positive work environment for both patients and providers.
EvergreenHealth Home Care Services serves thousands of residents across King and Snohomish counties. In 2016, providers traveled more than one million miles to make 130,000 visits in patients’ homes and their ongoing commitment to continually improving quality care earned the department a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services, the release states.
EvergreenHealth Home Care Services offers a variety of home-care programs, including home health, behavioral health services, palliative care and hospice care. To find out more, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/home-care.